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Clay Pot Cooking

If you’re like many gardeners, you probably have an array of empty clay pots. What some of you may not realize is that those clay pots are La Cloches in the making. Basically, clay cooking vessels are used to bake bread. It is said the Cloche preceded the cast iron dutch oven.

According to some who use the commercial varieties of La Cloche, they say the bread derived from these clay vessels has a crust far better than those breads baked in a traditional oven. Apparently, because the clay is porous, it carries excess moisture away while still retaining enough for a perfectly baked bread. Breads, however, are not all you can cook in a La Cloche

Fiddling around the internet, I found this great video of a beer can turkey being cooked in two clay pots.

Hope you enjoy!


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